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Counselling Reflective Report

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STUDENT DETAILS ________________________________________ ACAP Student ID: 234934 Name: Mikayla Wilcox Course: Diploma of Counselling ASSESSMENT DETAILS ________________________________________ Unit/Module: Counselling Interview Skills Educator: Susan Webster Assessment Name: Reflective Report Assessment Number: 3 Term & Year: Term 1, 2016 Word Count: 400-600 DECLARATION I declare that this assessment is my own work, based on my own personal research/study. I also declare that this assessment, nor parts of it, has not been previously submitted for any other unit/module or course, and that I have not copied in part or whole or otherwise plagiarised the work of another student and/or persons. I have read the ACAP Student Plagiarism…show more content…
I have also learnt that to be an effective counsellor, you need to be able to understand the importance of each client’s beliefs. As a counsellor it is good to understand that I will have a different set of views and beliefs than what the client may have, this does not mean I am right and the client is wrong. It just means that once I can acknowledge and push aside my beliefs, I can really focus on what this client is trying to say, and how I can help them. Some of the key values that I think would help make me a good counsellor is, treating clients with respect, try to be understanding and empathetic and being a good listener to…show more content…
By being able to use skills like reflecting, asking questions and using external social concepts, the counsellor was able to shift this perception just enough to get the client to take action to work through this issue. Activity 2 A problem that I may find particularly challenging may be something like a client who has said that they are a victim of domestic violence or sexual abuse. These types of situations would be challenging for me because I do not know how I would react, or how I could effectively help them. These are the types of problems that I would need to get more advice on from my supervisor, so I could gain the skills and knowledge that I would need to help the client in the best possible way that I could. Activity 3 • What clues would you look out for to know if a client is likely to benefit from referral to another service? If I were counselling a client that hinted that they were a victim of sexual abuse I would look out for signs of the client being frightened, inability to focus on the topic and withdrawal and isolation from loved ones. • What support services are available in your local area for the issue you
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